Nino Rota (composer)

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Legal name: Giovanni Rota

Wikipedia

Giovanni Rota Rinaldi (Italian: [dʒoˈvanni ˈrɔːta riˈnaldi]; 3 December 1911 – 10 April 1979), better known as Nino Rota (IPA: [ˈniːno]), was an Italian composer, pianist, conductor and academic who is best known for his film scores, notably for the films of Federico Fellini and Luchino Visconti. He also composed the music for two of Franco Zeffirelli's Shakespeare screen adaptations, and for the first two installments of Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather trilogy, earning the Academy Award for Best Original Score for The Godfather Part II (1974).

During his long career, Rota was an extraordinarily prolific composer, especially of music for the cinema. He wrote more than 150 scores for Italian and international productions from the 1930s until his death in 1979 — an average of three scores each year over a 46-year period, and in his most productive period from the late 1940s to the mid-1950s he wrote as many as ten scores every year, and sometimes more, with a remarkable thirteen film scores to his credit in 1954. Alongside this great body of film work, he composed ten operas, five ballets and dozens of other orchestral, choral and chamber works, the best known being his string concerto. He also composed the music for many theatre productions by Visconti, Zeffirelli and Eduardo De Filippo as well as maintaining a long teaching career at the Liceo Musicale in Bari, Italy, where he was the director for almost 30 years.

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Discography

Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2009Gold Edition (50 Movie Themes Hits)Nino Rota1

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1992Film Music: La strada / War and Peace / Il gattopardo / WaterlooNino Rota; Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte‐Carlo, Gianluigi Gelmetti1
1993Film MusicNino Rota1
1995Italian Compositions of the 20th CenturyRota, Malipiero, Porena, Morricone; I Solisti Italiani3
1997Chamber MusicNino Rota; Kremerata Musica, Gidon Kremer2
1998Symphony CollectionNino Rota, Naoto Otomo & Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra1
1998Two Piano ConcertosNino Rota; Massimo Palumbo, I Virtuosi Italiani, Marco Boni1
1998Symphonies no. 1 & 2Nino Rota; Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Ole Kristian Ruud1
1999Nino Rota plays Nino RotaNino Rota1
20002 Concerti per pianoforteNino Rota; Giorgia Tomassi, Filarmonica della Scala, Riccardo Muti1
2000Chamber MusicRota; Ensemble Nino Rota, Massimo Palumbo1
2000Chamber MusicNino Rota; Ex Novo Ensemble1
2001Symphony no. 3 / Concerto festivo / Le Molière imaginaire, ballet suiteNino Rota; Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Ole Kristian Ruud, Hannu Koivula1
2002ConcertosNino Rota; I Virtuosi Italiani, Marzio Conti1
2003La strada / ConcertosNino Rota; Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Jennifer Swartz, Alain Trudel1
2003La Strada / Waltzes from "Il Gattopardo" / Sinfonia sopra una canzone d'amoreNino Rota; Orchestra Sinfonica del Teatro Massimo, Marzio Conti1
2005The Romantic HarpGrandjany, Pierné, Fauré, de Falla, Salzedo, Rota; Judy Loman1
2005Nino Rota: La Strada; Il Gattopardo; Concerto SoiréeNino Rota & Josep Pons1
200620th Century Italian String MusicMessina, Rota, Pessina; Orchestra Sinfonica Adriatica, Paolo Pessina1
2006Nino Rota: La Strada / Kurt Weill: Symphonie nº 2Nino Rota, Kurt Weill; Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal, Yannick Nézet·Séguin1
2009The Violin Sonata Around 1900Strauss, Rota, Respighi; Isabelle van Keulen, Ronald Brautigam1
2009Concerto per violoncello n. 2 / Concerto per archi / Trio per clarinetto, cello e pianoNino Rota; Enrico Bronzi, Alessandro Carbonare, Alberto Miodini, I Musici di Parma1
2009Symphonies nos. 1 & 2Nino Rota; Filarmonica 900 Teatro Regio Torino, Marzio Conti1
2009Serenata italianaBossi, Respighi, Rota, Puccini; I Musici1
2010Piano ConcertosNino Rota; Janne Mertanen, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, Hannu Lintu1
2011Symphony no. 3 / Divertomento concertante / Concerto soiréeNino Rota; Davide Botto, Barry Douglas, Filarmonica '900 Teatro Regio, Turin, Gianandrea Noseda1
2013Cinema, Circus & Spaghetti: Sexmob Plays FelliniNino Rota; Sexmob1
2013Basso BailandoPiazzolla, Rota, De Falla; Rick Stotijn, Malin Broman, Lavinia Meijer, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra2
2013Cello Concertos and Other Orchestral WorksNino Rota1
2017Il corno italianoRota, Sinigaglia, Bucchi, Moscheles, Donizetti, Rossini, Festa; Simone Baroncini, Adriana Marfisi, Umberto Fanni1
2019The Fellini Album: The Film Music of Nino RotaNino Rota; Riccardo Chailly, Filarmonica della Scala2
2020Chamber WorksNino Rota1
2021Chamber MusicNino Rota; Emmanuel Pahud, Paul Meyer, Éric Le Sage, Daishin Kashimoto, Joaquín Riguelme García, Aurélien Pascal, Claudio Bohórquez, Olivier Thiery, François Meyer, Gilbert Audin, Benoît de Barsony2
2023Impressions d’enfanceEnescu, Debussy, Ravel, Ysaÿe, Rota; Sarah Nemtanu, Romain Descharmes1
The Symphonic Fellini/Rota — La dolce vita: New Symphonic Suites from the Classic Films of Federico FelliniNino Rota1

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1991Luis Bacalov plays Nino RotaNino Rota; Luis Bacalov1
1997Music for FilmNino Rota1
1998Musica da filmNino Rota1
1998Greatest HitsNino Rota1
1999Dancing With - Ballando con Nino RotaNino Rota1
2001Music for the Movies of Federico FelliniNino Rota1
2003The Essential Nino Rota Film Music CollectionNino Rota1
2006Federico Fellini & Nino RotaNino Rota1
2006The Ultimate Best of Federico Fellini & Nino RotaNino Rota1
2012CollectorNino Rota1
2017Riccardo Muti Conducts Italian MastersVerdi; Rota; Puccini; Martucci; Casella; Ponchielli; Catalani; Busoni; Riccardo Muti, Mirella Freni, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala1
2021Ten Songs for YouNino Rota1
Greatest HitsNino Rota1
Nino Rota MoviesNino Rota conducted by Carlo Savina1

Album + Compilation + Soundtrack

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1974Toutes les musiques de film de FelliniNino Rota1
1993Omaggio a / Homage to Federico FelliniNino Rota1
1994Chansons pour FelliniNino Rota1
2003Fellini-Rota: Three Original Motion Picture SoundtracksNino Rota1
2005LSD RomaNino Rota1
2007Film Music Masterworks: Film Music by Nino RotaNino Rota1
2012Greatest Film HitsNino Rota1
2020La dolce vitaFederico Fellini / Nino Rota1

Album + Soundtrack

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1956War and PeaceNino Rota2
1960La dolce vita (1959 film soundtrack)Nino Rota3
1961Rocco e i suoi fratelliNino Rota3
1963Il gattopardoNino Rota2
1963Nino Rota5
1968Romeo & JulietNino Rota4.58
1970Fellini satyriconNino Rota2
1972The Godfather: Music From the Original Motion Picture SoundtrackNino Rota58
1973Film d'amore e d'anarchiaNino Rota1
1974AmarcordNino Rota3
1974The Godfather, Part IINino Rota5
1974The AbdicationNino Rota1
1977Il Casanova di Federico FelliniNino Rota3
1978Death on the NileNino Rota2
1979HurricaneNino Rota2
1987Federico Fellini’s IntervistaNicola Piovani & Nino Rota1
1990The Godfather, Part III: Music From the Original Motion Picture SoundtrackCarmine Coppola & Nino Rota2.52
1991Giulietta degli spiritiNino Rota2
1991I clownsNino Rota1
1991Il bidoneNino Rota1
1991Prova d'orchestraNino Rota2
1992Accadde al penitenziario / Un eroe dei nostri tempiNino Rota1
1992La Strada / Le Notti di Cabiria: The original film soundtracksNino Rota2
1994Shoot Loud, Louder. . . I Don't UnderstandNino Rota3
1995WaterlooNino Rota1
1998Alle origini della mafiaNino Rota & Gino Marinuzzi Jr.2
1998RomaNino Rota1
1999The Taming of the ShrewNino Rota1
2005Plein soleilNino Rota1
2011Fellini Satyricon / Fellini RomaNino Rota1
2012La StradaNino Rota1
2015Toby Dammit (Histoires extraordinaires)Nino Rota1
2019Sunset SunriseNino Rota1
Film D'Amore e D'AnarchiaNino Rota1

Album + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2000Musiques de films de Federico FelliniNino Rota; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Fabio Luisi1
2015BeyondNino Rota, Walter Ross; Artem Chirkov, St. Petersburg Philharmonic and Symphonic Orchestra1
"La Strada" Ballet Suite / Concerto for Strings / Dances from "Il Gattopardo"Nino Rota; Orchestra filarmonica della Scala, Riccardo Muti1

Single + Soundtrack

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1972Le Parrain (Bande originale du film)Nino Rota1
Le notti biancheNino Rota1

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